Manufacturing Tungsten Carbide Ring

Tungsten Carbide Ring Picture

A tungsten carbide ring is scratch resistant, and will remain polished forever. It is a unique metal that epitomizes today's man more than any other.

Tungsten with carbon and other elements are ground into a powder and then compressed with high pressure dies to form a ring blank.

The blank is then fired in an oxygen free furnace at an astounding 6,200 degrees Fahrenheit. This process called sintering creates the hardest metal used for making jewelry.

The ring is then cut and shaped using diamond tools with approximately 30 steps required for completion. The cutting and shaping of a tungsten carbide ring is similar in many ways to the cutting and polishing of a rough diamond.

Tungsten carbide ring inlaid with gold, silver, or platinum are created by grinding a channel in the center of the ring and precisely "swedging" the metal into the channel under extreme pressure.

Then tungsten carbide ring is skillfully polished with diamond polishing tools and wheels creating a permanent luster and polish.